Columbia Southern University

#119 in Federal Region IV

  • Private (for-profit)4 Years (or High)Orange Beach, ALDegree-granting, primarily baccalaureate or aboveDoctor's degree21,442 Students70:1 Student-Faculty Ratio
    Columbia Southern University is a Private (for-profit) (4 Years or High) college located in Orange Beach, Alabama. It has a total enrollment of 21,442 including undergraduate and graduate students and student to faculty ratio is 70:1. It is a Degree-granting, primarily baccalaureate or above school by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Doctor's degree.
  • Total Students21,442
    Male Students12,968
    Female Students8,474
    Undergraduate Students15,530
    Graduate Students5,912

    At Columbia Southern University, total 21,442 are attending classes. By gender, 12,968 male students are enrolled in the school (60.48%) and 8,474 female students are enrolled (39.52%).

    Student Population
  • Amounts
    Undergraduate Tuition & Fees$5,415
    Graduate Tuition & Fees$3,615
    Off-Campus Living Costs$9,792

    The tuition & fees at Columbia Southern University, for academic year 2017-2018 is $5,415.

    The living cost including room, board, and other expenses is $9,792 (living off campus).

    Cost of Attendance
  • Online Learning

    Career Counseling


    Columbia Southern University provides various learning opportunities and services for their students.

    It includes Online Learning, Career Counseling, Library and more.

    Explore campus life and get your opportunities at Columbia Southern University.

    Learning Opportunities & Services

The Numbers Say it All about Columbia Southern University

Key Stats for Columbia Southern University

Costs of Attendance very inexpensive

Columbia Southern University$5,415
All U.S. Colleges$18,355
Private (for-profit), 4 Years or High Colleges$16,694
4 Years or High Colleges$22,271
Private (for-profit), 4 Years or High Colleges in Alabama$13,040

Financial Helps great financial help


Financial Aid Rates

  • All U.S. Colleges76.94%
  • Private (for-profit), 4 Years or High Colleges75.15%
  • 4 Years or High Colleges82.17%
  • Private (for-profit), 4 Years or High Colleges in Alabama67.83%

Student Population small

Columbia Southern University21,442
All U.S. Colleges20,523,036
Private (for-profit), 4 Years or High Colleges983,584
4 Years or High Colleges14,093,854
Private (for-profit), 4 Years or High Colleges in Alabama25,570

Graduation Rates poor


Graduation Rate

  • All U.S. Colleges47.15%
  • Private (for-profit), 4 Years or High Colleges36.95%
  • 4 Years or High Colleges48.69%
  • Private (for-profit), 4 Years or High Colleges in Alabama20.02%

Major Programs few programs


Major Programs

  • All U.S. Colleges70
  • Private (for-profit), 4 Years or High Colleges42
  • 4 Years or High Colleges109
  • Private (for-profit), 4 Years or High Colleges in Alabama57

Distance Learning very diverse online courses


Online Programs

  • All U.S. Colleges8
  • Private (for-profit), 4 Years or High Colleges23
  • 4 Years or High Colleges15
  • Private (for-profit), 4 Years or High Colleges in Alabama37
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